Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Warm Holiday Hugs - Simon Says Stamp DIEcember

Good morning, and happy DIEcember - a month that Simon Says Stamp celebrates all things die cutting! There is also a BRAND NEW Release for the occasion - so I'm popping by with a card using one of the gorgeous new dies that is part of the release!


Do you see how huge and gorgeous this beautiful Dainty Snowflake die is?!? I love how it is so perfect for a focal point on a card!


I usually gravitate towards cool tones for snowflakes - but I thought I would shake things up for this card! I die cut the delicate part of the snowflake with white glitter cardstock, then the shadow layer with bold red to layer together.


Tucked that in the corner, attaching the center with liquid glue and curling up the edges a bit, then added a sprinkle of jewels and a sentiment strip popped up on foam over the top. Finally, rounded the upper left corner to finish this card off!


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Monday, November 30, 2020

Mountain Night Sky Scene - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card! 


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Missing you at Christmastime - Simon Says Stamp December 2020 Card Kit

 Good morning! I'm back with one more card using the December Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Joyful Season! This kit is festive and fun, and perfect for sending Christmas wishes across the miles this year! The included stamp set by the same name has beautiful vintage images and stunning sentiments, there is some LOVELY vintage holiday pattern paper and ephemera, a fun Candy Cane Heart die, and the newest distress ink color! That's all not to mention the cardstock, envelopes, and more!

Today's card is a nice simple one with a stamped sentiment on the inside - love how some of the smaller sentiments are a perfect fit for stamping inside the card!


This card was so easy to put together - and would be perfect for mass producing!


Some pattern paper on the bottom with some ribbon to separate it from the rest of the card, a simple stamped sentiment over the top of that, with a few enamel dots for fun texture on each side...


...then round off the top two corners and add a stamped sentiment on the inside!


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can find all the details HERE:



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Birthday Candles - Simon Says Stamp

Good morning! So continuing my quest to have enough birthday cards, today I'm sharing a simple card design that works great for the guys in your life! The colors could be switched to make it feminine very easily, but I thought the design was perfect for the more difficult guy cards I always seem to need. I used an awesome Simon Says Stamp stamp set to create this card:


I chose that lovely large candle from the stamp set, and used my MISTI to line it up on a panel of white cardstock and stamp it 5 times equally distanced apart, just by moving my cardstock an equal number of grids for each stamped image.


I colored the candles in with Copic markers in two different monochromatic color combos of blues and greens - love the bit of dimension this gives. I also colored the flames in nice and simple, and added some shadows under the candles with gray markers.


I mounted that panel on a soft gray cardbase, and finished off with a touch of Glossy Accents on the flames - you can see if best in this final photo:


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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Birthday Snowflake - Simon Says Stamp

Good morning! It seems like as hard as I try, I can never keep enough birthday cards on hand in my stash. Part of that might be due to having a large family, and lots of friends - so I really can't complain! But last week I realized I needed a couple more, so I pulled out some a stamp, stencil, and die from Simon Says Stamp to remedy the situation!


I started off by creating a bit of a background using Deco Squares stencil and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.


Over the top of that I layered a Joy Snowflake, die cut from black cardstock, and a sentiment stamped in black from Wake up and Makeup and Clean Lines Everyday stamp sets.


I layered together several layers of white cardstock - using 80 lb Neenah so that I could add adhesive to the center of each panel and curl the edges up slightly for a bit of dimension. Finally, I adhered that panel to a cardbase created with Peacock Teal cardstock!


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Friday, November 27, 2020

Warmest Holiday Season - Simon Says Stamp

 Hello! Today I have a cozy holiday card to share using lots of dies and a fun stamp set from Simon Says Stamp! I loved using some gorgeous pattern paper to pull this entire design together!


I used the fun new Chunky Joy Die, die cutting both layers from white cardstock to layer together. I die cut the thinner layer twice to stack up for a bit more dimension.


I nestled a cute little kitty from the new Christmas Kitties stamp set on top of the word, and added a sentiment from that stamp set, heat embossed in white on a black banner cut with Stitched Banners.


I added a panel die cut with Detail Petal Plate underneath, then layered together some pattern paper from an Echo Park paper pad, then die cut it with Stitched Rectangles.


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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Lion Baby Cards - Simon Says Stamp

 Good morning! Today I have a couple of baby cards to share using some supplies from Simon Says Stamp! I recently used up my final baby shower card that would work for either a boy or girl (I had some pink and blue ones in my stash...but that was about it!) - so I thought it would be a good idea to rebuild that part of my stash a bit!


I always love when I can create cards in pairs - especially when I'm building my stash of a certain type of card! So since I was die cutting the adorable Picture Book Lion from some Honeybee pattern paper, I put them together in reverse order so I ended up with two lions. So naturally, I decided to make two cards with them!


I tucked a few leaves behind each one using Detail Elm Leaf, just die cut in white for a soft look. I layered some pattern paper from the same paper pad across the top of my panels, and then added the cluster of leaves, and the lions popped up on foam adhesive.


Sentiments were stamped underneath using a combination of Lifting Hearts and Tiny Words Faith stamp sets. 


I also added a scallop frame to each of them using a gorgeous new Pinkfresh Studio die called Stitched Scallop Rectangles.


To finish off, I added a few coordinating soft blue Pretty Pink Posh jewels, then mounted those panels on cardbases created with cream cardstock - just enough to contrast with all the white and add a touch of color around the edges!


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